The biggest challenge for smaller carriers in embracing Work from Home is making sure employees have access to high-speed connectivity. Some will inevitably live outside of their employer’s service territory and/or in an area unserved by fiber or high-speed wireless. Without sufficient access to high-speed bandwidth, video meetings conducted using Microsoft Teams or Zoom become challenging, and VPN use for secure access to cloud resources becomes problematic.
While high-speed connectivity at the edge may be a challenge for some, smaller carriers have had little problems in increasing existing broadband connectivity, using existing fiber and interconnections to quickly turn up additional capacity within their networks and to the rest of the world. In many cases, moving to 10 Gbps.
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